Friday, 21 October 2016

Oriflame Optimals Oxygen Boost Serum Review

If you are a regular facial moisturizer-user like me and got introduced to serum recently, you might be expecting wrong results from the product. To begin with today's write up, I would specifically like to mention that serum is not a traditional moisturizer that you apply to gain intense hydration, but is applied to help skin retain the moisture. The best sequence to apply a serum is to cleanse the face, apply serum and moisturize over it.

My current skin care routine has got Oriflame Optimals Oxygen Boost Serum involved in it which claims to lighten and brighten skin tone and boost the skin's moisture levels.
The Optimals Oxygen Boost Serum comes in a cylindrical cane made of plastic. Absolutely convenient to use due to its pump dispenser and travel-friendly due to its light-weight. I like how the top cap shuts with a click on the pump and doesn't loose its grip. The cane is contained in not-so-bright-colored cardboard box.
The exhaustive ingredient list can be referred to on the outer carton along with pricing and quantity details.
This serum is shiny and colorless, similar to a gel in consistency. Despite the gooier and concentrated texture, the serum doesn't feel heavy on skin and absorbs like magic. There is light fragrance to it which doesn't last very long after application, but is quite pleasant. It's good in the sense that I avoid strong fragrances close to my nose ;)
Its a water based serum and so I don't expect it to be that richer in terms of moisturization. The main objective of serum is to deliver a high concentration of its active ingredients and nourish the inner layer of the skin. I use this serum in the morning as well as in the night in combination with my usual moisturizer because my dry skin need extra dose of hydration. It instantly relieves my skin from being stretchy that normally happens with my skin post shower. But those who have oily to normal skin type may complete rely on this serum to ditch their day and night creams. 
The brand has incorporated O2 Active with its patented antioxidant Lingon 50:50 technology for making the product Oxygen active that will help the stressed and dull skin breathe and look healthy after prolonged usage. With a price tag of Rs. 999 for 30 gm, the product seems on pricier end of the cost spectrum, but little quantity per usage makes the product last long enough. 
I recommend the Optimals Oxygen Boost Serum to all those who want to restore the lost skin radiance and to those who want to preserve the good texture of the skin. :)

For more info, click here and grab the product at great discount here

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Organized My Vanity - Courtesy BornprettyStore

Being an excessive makeup and jewelry accumulator has never been my wish; but I have amassed an impressive collection of cosmetics and fashion jewelry in past months. And when a woman has so much in her treasure trove, its actually crucial to store everything in a tidy and structured manner.

I'm in a habit of not displaying my cosmetics collection on the counter space as it tends to fall down accidentally and break at times. And who doesn't know the pain of losing your favourite beauty products ;) Just to avoid this feeling, I was searching for a good and affordable makeup organizers which I found on my most-loved website and I ended up ordering two different styles of storage organizers.

That's a three-layered detachable storage box made of fine quality, clear plastic.
The partition done inside each layer is also removable, which simply enables me to enlarge the size of a compartment as per my needs to store bigger-sized items.
The stack-n-snap design of the storage box make it possible to add-on additional trays if I want. The handle on the top makes it convenient for me to carry around. The see-through material is another plus for the container that allows you to open only the layer in which your specific article is contained.
It's an excellent option to create a chic, space-saver jewelry closet. And not to forget people like my mom who is a DIY enthusiast and loves spending her free time stitching and handcrafting beautiful stuff. This kind of storage organizers can definitely make life simpler for her by holding all her knick-knacks in one box. Wish to gift her similar one when I meet her next time. <3

A multipurpose storage bag was another items on my wishlist, so ordered this Multipurpose Storage Bag.
It's a multi-pocketed bag with two zip closures and loop handles on the top to make it travel convenient. I store sleeker products in the zip pockets like nail sticker strips etc.
Its made of durable nylon material and sits pretty on my counter holding all my makeup brushes, eye liners, lip liners, mascara etc safely. Not only the cosmetics, but small household objects that usually get misplaced can be contained in the bag.
When not in use, you may button up the bag from both sides and squeeze it for a flattened shape. A genius design certainly !!
My shopping list doesn't get over with these organizers ;) I bought a statement necklace in floral pattern that I had ordered earlier in white color. I wanted one in bright yellow color, so thought of getting the same elegant design. I'm planning to style this necklace on my birthday this Sunday and will share the pics soon :*
I'm really delighted with my haul beyond just makeup and ornamental pieces. I recommend you all to shop from and don't forget to use coupon code WEMT10 that is valid on any non-discounted products sitewide to get 10% off .

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Products Curated With Love - Shopped from

A new home, when you move into it, deserves your love and undivided attention just like a newly embraced relationship. The euphoric feelings that I experienced on this big purchase have been so novel to me. Since last one n half month, my eyes are only looking at home decor items everywhere I go and I'm leaving no chance unattempted to grab one or two exclusive items from best marketplaces. Now, not just the local markets are under my scanner, but I'm hunting online portals as well to pick unique home decoration products that are a mix of antiques, metal crafts, wall decor, lamps, candles, clocks, paintings etc.

So 'what new stuff I purchased and from where' is the story for today ;) 

It's an interesting web portal which I found catchy for its eye-pleasing layout firstly. There is a judicious exhibit of array of products on the portal including gifting options, accessories, home decor, food and drinks, bath and body essentials and some pet care stuff too. All these products are handpicked from choicest vendors nationwide who are committed to deliver quality stuff to customers.
I loved the fact that this portal retails in best of handmade and sustainable products coming from skilled artisans. Without any further delay, I clicked on Home Decor section,I found it divided quite wisely into sub-categories namely Living Room, Kitchen, Garden etc. so that one can directly check out products needed for specific space in the home. I landed on a page showing handmade clocks and my eyes sparkled bright to find that my heart desired. I ordered a stunning hand painted wall clock to enrich the look of a plain wall in my drawing room. 
The black, circular clock looks classy with few swarowski stones on its diameter.
The neatly done painting work in golden and white color combination looks prominent on the black background :)
Also, there is a special section called '199 Trove' that lists products priced below 200 bucks means you may get almost every kind of item at a price as low as Rs. 40 onwards. I felt irresistibly attracted to natural bath n body products as usual and chose to buy a set of three Kashmiri Saffron Soaps which are good for my dry skin type.
There is nominal shipping charges for each order which actually doesn't bother. One can choose to make the order prepaid or can opt for COD option, as per suitability. I'm overall delighted with both the products bought from Qtrove and would recommend you all to enjoy shopping some handmade, upcycled products from them :)
Last, but not the least, I loved this cute card that is sent to thank the customers for supporting local craftsmen <3
You may use the code BLOGSB20 to avail a 20% discount for your first online paid order worth more than Rs 300 till the end of November.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Newly Launched Aster Luxury Soaps (Coconut and Turmeric) - Product Review

Aster Luxury Soaps, that I've been using since many months, has got some new launches recently and lucky me got to try two of the new variants few days back. So here is a word about the two
I got the soaps in Coconut and Turmeric variants.
So, starting talking about the packaging transformation that the Aster soaps have got. Earlier, the soaps used to be wrapped in a thin transparent plastic sheet soap by the brand, but this time the new soaps have come packed in a black non-glossy recyclable paper with beautiful golden floral motifs printed on it. The labelling on either side has got flavour name, weight, ingredients, price etc. printed on it.

The soap bar inside the outer cover is wrapped in disposable non-sticky paper similar to baking sheets. Overall, the packaging has taken a classy avatar now which looks go glam.
These handmade soap bars are made of 100% natural ingredients, paraben free, cruelty free and are not tested on animals. The turmeric soap is semi-opaque while the coconut soap is non-opaque. The scent in the coconut soap is so close to natural coconut fragrance that I cannot help myself smell it again n  again. The turmeric soap, on the other hand, is mildly scented. The fragrance doesn't linger on for long but makes you feel really fresh after bath. The fluffy lather coming out of the soap is easy to rinse off and doesn't leave the skin greasy.

The soaps are destined to improve condition of skin as turmeric is one of the best known antiseptic, while coconut soap has anti-oxidants properties.
People whose skin is prone to infections are advised to try turmeric soap to promote skin's tolerance. I've been bathing my son with this soap for more than a week now as his skin is sensitive for insect bites and the turmeric soap speeds up healing without causing him inflammation due to its antibacterial properties.
Coconut Soap is excellent to relieve the skin from itchiness, redness and irritation arising due to rashes that is personally observed by me on my skin. I'm lovingly using this milky white, humble-looking soap bar these days.
The soaps are safe to use on sensitive skin also since these are preservative free and work gently on any skin type. When a natural soap enriched with such ingredients is used on skin, its a way to ensure no loss of skin elasticity and reap great benefits like hydrated, soft skin. As the cold winds are already being experienced, I bet these luxurious soaps can help you keep the occasional dryness at the bay during upcoming winter months too.
All in all, both of these soaps are the storehouse of multitude of beneficial characteristics that our skin deserves. If you are look out for a great cleansing bar that is not harsh and loaded with harmful chemicals, then these Aster Luxury Soap Bars are worth giving a try.

Each of the soap bars weighs 125 gm and is priced at Rs. 200 each. The shelf life of the soaps is 24 months from the date of mfg. You may buy these from Flipkart or Amazon for yourself or can order the soap gift packs for your loved ones :)

Triple Diwali Dhamaka giveaway with my favourite bloggers!

Hey guys,

The festival of light and delicious mithai is right around the corner and we (Khushboo, Jhilmil and myself) would love to celebrate it with you guys by giving away 3 awesome Diwali hampers containing make up, beauty, skin care products and jewellery, too.
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Remember, the more you comment n share, the better are your chances of winning!

And now the time to reveal the prizes... There will be 3 winners picked on the basis of active participation (no gift preferences will be entertained).

The gift hamper sponsored by Munni of All Trades will contain
Vivid Blush Lacquer 
Anti Tan Facial Kit 
Kronokare lotion 
VWash wipes 
 The gift hamper sponsored by Beauty & Beyond will contain
L'Oreal Moist Matte 
Pond's BB Cream 
VLCC Enchanting Eyes kohl in Green
VLCC Enchanting Eyes kohl in Blue
The gift hamper sponsored by Alive n Kicking will contain
Loreal Paris Shine Caresse in Shade Bella (604)
VLCC Enchanting Eyes kohl in Blue
Kleancolor Trendy Nail Art Strip 
Necklace Set
The contest will run from 16th Oct to 31 Oct. 2016 and is valid for any male or female residing in India only. That's it! All the above rules are compulsory to be eligible for the contest. So let's begin the fun !!
Have a Happy and Safe Diwali to one and all from three of us :)

Monday, 10 October 2016

IHA Skin Rejuvenating Facial Therapy for Wrinkle Lift - Product Review

Hi folks

IHA Vedic, a famed Ayurvedic brand for personal care products launched some new products some time back and I got to try few of the newly introduced items. Last month, I did a detailed review post on Complexion Smoothing Facial Therapy that has been showcasing as one of the most popular post on my blog :)

Today I'm giving my opinion on another similar facial therapy combo from the brand that addresses concerns like fine lines, premature wrinkles, age spots etc that can make anyone unhappy about the skin's health. The product is named Skin Rejuvenation Facial Therapy.

This facial therapy is a combo pack of 5 products which are to be applied in given order-
1. Yazas- Facial Cleanser
2. Ozas - Facial Scrub
3. Shreyaz - Massage Cream
4. Tezas - Face Mask
5. Rejuvena - Anti wrinkle Cream
If you are planning to get your facial done at home, I would recommend starting with a nice steam for the face. The warmth of the steam causes your face to sweat, opens the pores and softens the surface of skin. It increases blood circulation as well. While using the IHA Skin Rejuvenation Facial Therapy pack, I began with applying the gentle cleanser Yazas that is shiny white cream with pleasant but bit strong fragrance. It's made up of Neem, Lemon, Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Indian Basil etc. The cream looks thicker than usual cleansers but spreads easily as you massage on skin. The cleanser doesn't lathers and is completely soap-free. It removes excess oil, makeup, dirt and debris that could have been trapped in pores and cleanses the face deeply. The cleanser requires thorough massage to rinse off.
Follow the exfoliation step using ayurvedic scrub Ozas after cleansing has been done. This humble scrub contains micro granules of walnut generously mixed into product including other ingredients like Red Sandalwood, Indian Madder, Mango Ginger, Indian Drumstick, Saffron etc. The scrub has moderate consistency to dissolve easily over the skin surface. A tiny scoop of the product work up to loosen the dead skin accumulation. You may concentrate more on the areas of concern to remove blackheads or whiteheads but avoid being very firm if your skin is acne-affected else you will end up worsen the acne scar. It's enough to scrub your face once a week for getting plump and smooth skin.
When the top layer of the skin feels unclogged and is free from dead skin, give it a good massage using a nourishing cream. This combo pack comes with massage cream Shreyaz that aims at replenishing skin moisture and promoting even-toned skin. The cream has light milky fragrance and gives cool effect to the skin. It penetrates easily and immediately without much effort. Loaded with natural actives like Pink Lotus, Mustard, Aloe Vera, Indian Madder and many more; the cream treats the skin to improve skin's elasticity and brings out healthy glow.
Don't forget to give your face a quick lift using an effective face mask formulated with precious herbs like Tezas mask. It uses Sweet Cherry, Licorice, Gotukola, Drumstick tree extract , Fenugreek etc. Keep a thick layer of mask on the face for 10-15 minutes to fight problems like dry and rough skin, pigmentation etc. I don't know why but its fragrance resembles a lot to Jasmine flower which I liked a lot. The brown creamy mask is easy to apply being a cream and requires no mixing up with any plain water/ milk/ rose water etc unlike powdered masks which I find a hassle to use.
Complete your home facial with an anti-wrinkle massage cream Rejuvena. Just apply a thin layer of cream all over the face and neck, massage gently in light strokes and forget. This cream is meant to be left on the skin and not to be rinsed off to avail maximum benefit. This can be used as a night treatment cream every night before you go to bed to reap the ultimate effect.
This combo pack is also a good gift option for your friends or loved ones, especially females or anyone else who is craving for youthful glow this festive season.

The product is priced at Rs. 500.
Once you are committed to the skin-care routine religiously, many of the skin concerns would bid you goodbye and leave you happier within healthy skin.